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Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Tree

Flamingo Dwarf Willow Trees
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Throughout spring and summer, eye catching pink tipped small leaves sit against a back drop of mottled green and white variegated foliage on Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki'. The Flamingo tree, as it is often known, also boasts yellow catkins that appear on bare orange/brown branches in late winter or early spring.

Popular as a patio tree due to it's small size (2.5 x 2.5 metres in 20 years) and bushy lolly pop shape, we think 'Hakuro-Nishiki' looks equally nice planted next to water. It actually prefers a damp site, so a good watering regime is required if patio planting. The branches are pendulous at their tips and can be grown like this or pruned into a neater form; the latter is often preferred when it is grown on a patio.

Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' is a striking variety of dwarf Willow tree that is ideal for when space is limited and it holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Flamingo tree, Flamingo Willow, Dappled Willow, Dwarf Willow, Shrimp Willow

  • Common name: Flamingo tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 2.5 metres
  • Season of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Young leaves have pink tips, maturing to variegated cream and green
  • Soil: Suits most soils including damp, but water well if kept in a pot
  • Position: Prefers full sun

Planting Advice for Salix integra Hakuro-Nishiki Trees

Our pot grown Flamingo Willow trees can be planted at any time of the year. If planting in the ground, start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and 2x as wide. To help the tree establish more effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Remove the pot, gently loosen the roots and place in the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Avoid banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting Willow with a stake and tie kit - instructions are in the planting guide.

Aftercare Advice for Salix integra Hakuro-Nishiki Trees

If you’re planting Willow in spring or summer, water well for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Irrigation kits make it easier.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Rabbits like Willow, so if your areas is prone to rabbits we recommend using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Trees

Once established, you can hard prune Flamingo trees in winter to neaten the shape and ensure a good flush of pink the following spring. To encourage a clear stem, prune the lower branches in winter. If you prefer a more natural look, leave it unpruned for the first year and then just prune damaged, or diseased branches when required.

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.


Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Tree Top grafted at 60cm Size: 80-110cm Root type: 5L pot* Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £40 (inc VAT) Was £55 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 60cm 80-110cm 5L pot* £40 (inc VAT) Was £55 (inc VAT)
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Tree Top grafted at 100cm Size: 120-150cm Root type: 7.5L pot* Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £60 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 100cm 120-150cm 7.5L pot* £60 (inc VAT)
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Tree Top grafted at 85cm Size: 100-130cm Root type: 10L pot* Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £60 (inc VAT) Was £65 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 85cm 100-130cm 10L pot* £60 (inc VAT) Was £65 (inc VAT)
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Tree Top grafted at 120cm Size: 140-160cm Root type: 10L pot* Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £70 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 120cm 140-160cm 10L pot* £70 (inc VAT)
Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Form: Tree Top grafted at 150cm Size: 175-225cm Root type: 10L pot* Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' Price £75 (inc VAT)
Tree Top grafted at 150cm 175-225cm 10L pot* £75 (inc VAT)
Total: £0 (VAT Free)